2021 Salary Guide

Hiring trends and average salaries

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How much should I pay - or earn in China?

Get up to date with starting salary ranges, latest hiring trends and the tools you need to recruit top talent and much more with the 2021 Robert Half Salary Guide.

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Know what the job's worth

Compare starting salaries in China to hundreds of positions. Use the guide to plan your hiring budget or support your salary negotiation.

Get more than just salaries

Find out what skills are most desired and hardest to hire for in China. Stay competitive and discover the popular benefits and rewards companies are offering today.

Learn about the latest hiring trends

Get insight into the latest trends affecting the demand for top talent so you can hire the right talent quickly and keep them happy.

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Top 2021 trends

More people are looking for work due to the global pandemic. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find candidates for every open position or that companies aren’t hiring. Learn what positions and skill sets are most in demand. Also, find out how the rise in remote-working arrangements is changing how companies recruit, manage teams, and retain the best talent.

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Benefits and rewards

Compare these benefits with the benefits provided by your company to ensure that the benefits provided meet the needs and expectations of the jobseeker.

2021 remuneration trends


Training and development


Housing allowance


Medical benefits


Flexible hours


Childcare benefits

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Getting the most accurate salary data

Attracting and keeping top talent is more important than ever in helping businesses stay strong in uncertain economic times. Employers are still challenged to find candidates with the skills they need, fast. Recruiting and retaining the best people requires staying current with hiring and salary trends. That's where Robert Half comes in.

We published our first Salary Guide in 1950.

Since then, we've been known as the leading source for comprehensive and highly accurate salary and hiring trends. The salary ranges in the 2021 Salary Guide are based on the thousands of placements made by Robert Half recruitment professionals and the actual starting salaries our clients pay for top talent.

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Our recruitment experts place professionals with companies like yours every day. We know what candidates are looking for in job offers, which skills require employers to pay a premium and the types of roles that are hardest to attract top talent. Whether you need to hire permanent or contract staff, we’re here to help you build the productive, engaged workforce that will keep your company moving forward.

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